Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center


Staff Profiles


Peter CokotisPeter Cokotis has over 15 years of contract management experience in the aerospace and defense industry, primarily with United Technologies Corporation. Peter joined the Massachusetts PTAC in 2000.

Peter worked directly on multi-million dollar contracts with the United States Air Force and other Department of Defense agencies as well as major aerospace companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Orbital Sciences. While working at United Technologies Corporation, Peter was a three-time recipient of the Employee Recognition Award for his dedication and efforts contributed to special projects. In 1988, United Technologies presented him with a Special Award for the design, development and implementation of a customer quotation tracking system which improved response time for customer proposals.

Peter received his MBA from Western New England University, located in Springfield, MA. He is currently a member of APTAC, NCMA, and the DoD Northeast Regional Council for Small Business Education and Advocacy.



Dan LillyDaniel Lilly joined the Massachusetts PTAC in October 1999. His experience includes program management and technology sales management to the government and to Fortune 500 businesses.

Dan spent seven years of his career as state director of the Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center. During that time, Dan was credited with rebuilding that program into one of the most productive in the region. In 1995, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Almond proclaimed a November day "Dan Lilly Day" to recognize him for consistently exceeding program goals, improving state purchasing practices and implementing strategy. In 1997, Dan received a "Special Recognition Award" from the Association of Government Marketing Assistance Specialists (AGMAS) to acknowledge his efforts and dedication to strengthening the PTAC program on a national level. He was also recognized for his work in the National Performance Review.

Dan is a member of APTAC, and served as National Legislative Director for the organization from 1995-1998. He has also been a member of the Rhode Island Council on Logistics Systems and Engineering Excellence and served on their board for one year.

Dan is a graduate of Fordham University (Bronx, NY) and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. In his free time, Dan can often be found sailing with his wife & son, or grooming their Newfoundland dog.



Sandra LedbetterSandra Ledbetter has over 25 years of business development experience. Her specialty is government contracting and aerospace sales.

Prior to joining PTAC in January 2001, Sandra handled government, export and all U.S. sales east of the Mississippi for a large New England aerospace contractor. She was also responsible for the company’s Small Business Outreach Program and was the appointed Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO). From 1987 to 1998, Sandra was the director of the SW Michigan PTAC. During her administration, Sandra’s 300 clients reported winning 4,744 government contracts totaling over $173 million. These awards directly created and retained over 4,513 jobs. 

Sandra received a BA in Psychology from Adrian Methodist College located in SE Michigan. She has furthered her education, taking business, computer and government marketing courses from Marquette University (Wisconsin), Eastern & Western Michigan Universities and at numerous community colleges. She has also participated in a one-year leadership training program sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce and received certification for completing a national economic development program for business leaders taught by Western Michigan University, Economic Development Institute. Sandra also attended a series of intensive export training sessions taught by the premier Thunderbird Institute. 

Sandra remains an active member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) and prior to her move to Massachusetts was a longtime member of the West Michigan Chapter of the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA), a board member of the Michigan Technical Assistance Centers (MTAC), and an active participant and board member of the Optimist International Service Club.

Sandra resides with her husband and a variety of pets. In her spare time, she and her husband are renovating and landscaping their historic cottage.



Steve EdmondsStephen Edmonds brings over 35 years of private industry experience, which includes engineering, manufacturing and procurement management at Teradyne Inc. and Honeywell Information Systems Division.

Prior to joining the Massachusetts PTAC, Steve was corporate group commodity manager at Teradyne. In that role he managed several different procurement functions including mechanical, electronic-subassemblies MRO, corporate travel and corporate cost reduction programs. He also served as the corporate small business liaison officer (SBLO). He was responsible for writing and administering the corporate small and small disadvantage business plan. In addition he prepared the documentation required for the annual federal audit conducted by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). In his earlier days at Teradyne, Steve was a manufacturing operations manager. He managed a number of internal manufacturing assembly groups and later headed up and implemented Teradyne's first automated printed circuit board assembly operation.

Before joining Teradyne, Steve was at Honeywell's Information Systems Division where he held several senior management positions in manufacturing and the quality assurance engineering organizations. Steve has served on several boards including being vice president of the New England Minority Supplier Development Council (NEMSDC). He also was active in the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and served on several of their committees.

Steve is a member of ATPAC and NCMA. Steve and his family reside in Sharon. He enjoys spending time with his family at their summer home on Martha's Vineyard and also enjoys fishing and playing tennis.